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Our Staff

Lead Pastor

Darrell Crawford

Darrell and his wife Angie were married in July of 1995. The Lord has blessed Pastor Darrell and Angie with two children: Austin and Grace. God called Darrell to be a pastor in November, 2005. He served as pastor of Lafayette Baptist church from 2006 – 2010, and then in July 2010, God led the Crawford’s to Living Hope Baptist Church.
Pastor Darrell’s goal is to live, serve, and preach in a way that would lead others to have a passion for Jesus Christ and His glorious Gospel.

Worship Pastor

Tom Drake

Tom and his wife Barb have been married over 50 years.  They have 3 married children and 5 grand-children.  Tom has been in ministry for over 40 years and served in churches in Iowa, Texas, Maryland and Kentucky.  He served as Worship/Education pastor of Hillcrest Baptist Church from 1994 – 2017.  Tom began serving at Living Hope August of 2017.

Tom loves leading a blended style of worship that both honors our Lord and edifies the body of believers.  It is his desire to see our congregation sing with praise overflowing from a heart full of love and joy for our Savior.

Discipleship & Education Pastor

Dr. Brad White

Brad and his wife Cassie have been married since 2001. They have a daughter, Olivia. Brad is from Paducah and Cassie grew up (mainly) in Hopkinsville. Together they served as missionaries for eight years in Peru and Ecuador. Brad has also served in church planting, missions and the pastorate in Kentucky, Tennessee, and Virginia.
Pastor Brad is passionate about seeing believers grow in Christ and serve him as they live out their faith together in the local church.

Connections & Care PAstor

Jacob Workman

Jacob is a Hopkinsville native. The Lord called Jacob to Himself while he was studying at Murray State University. Since then, Jacob spent two and a half years living in Louisville studying at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary where he obtained his masters in biblical counseling. He has been married to his wife, Aerin since April 2022. 
Pastor Jacob’s goal is to serve the people of Western Kentucky. He longs to strengthen the church through expository teaching. Jacob also loves to share the hope that he has in Jesus Christ with others who may not know Christ.

Lay Elder: Pastor to Pastors

Kent Workman

Kent has been married to his wife, Alice since 1963. Kent has been faithfully serving in ministry since 1977 and has served in many churches in Indiana and Kentucky. The bulk of his ministry has been in counties throughout Western Kentucky where he has served as Senior Pastor in different churches until his retirement where he served as the interim pastor to several churches. Kent has been acting as the Elder to Calvary Memorial since December or 2022.

Lay elder: Pastoral Care

Dr. Reed Shepherd

Dr. Reed Shepherd has faithfully served Western Kentucky in ministry for many years. He has served in many capacities in churches ranging from senior pastor to interim pastor. He has been apart of Living Hope Baptist church since 2020 and has been a lay elder at LHBC Since 2022. 

Pastor of Youth

John Gibson

John and his wife Lindsey have been married since June of 2005 and together have four kids. John and Lindsey have been foster/adoptive parents for seven years. John has served as deacon, led youth and provided pulpit supply for several years. John's mission is to see lives transformed by the power of the Gospel and to serve as the Holy Spirit leads. 

Administrative Assistant/ financial secretary

Tammie Hargrove

Tammie is a Hopkinsville native. She has been married to her high school sweetheart, James since 1988. She and her husband have two children together, J.T and Nick. Tammie and James have been members at Living Hope Baptist Church since 2022. Tammie is retired from Pennyrile electric and has been working as our treasurer and financial secretary since January of 2023. 

Pastor's Assistant

Paula Yoakum

Paula Yoakum has lived in Hopkinsville for most of her life. She and her husband Eddie have been married since 1993. Paula’s mother and father, Paul and Bonnie Hester, were charter members of Living Hope Baptist.
Paula has a heart for missions and has been to Brazil multiple times and to Ecuador to help spread the gospel.
Her husband teaches a Sunday School class and the two of them have led a Community Group on Thursday nights since 2018 and still continue to do so.
She loves her church family and feels called to help serve in any way the Lord may lead.

Technology Coordinator

Kelli Taylor

Originally from Appalachia, Kelli has lived locally for a little over 10 years now with her husband, Mark, and their two children. They spend a lot of their time in Hopkinsville, and their family joined Living Hope Baptist Church in 2016, along with Kelli's parents.
Kelli has worked on various freelance website, photography, and graphic design projects and currently spends much of her time homeschooling her children.